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Thursday, March 25,2010

E-waste

By EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: I work for an office equipment company selling copiers, fax machines, computers and printers. Each year new models come out making old ones obsolete. As a result, we have loads of trade-ins with nowhere to go. What can we do with this old equipment?.
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Thursday, March 4,2010

Do melting ice caps affect salt levels?

By EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: If the ice caps are melting, what is happening to the salt content of the oceans? And might this contribute to weather patterns or cause other environmental problems?
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Thursday, January 28,2010

Environmental impacts of the Haiti earthquake

By EarthTalk
As would be the case after any natural disaster, water-borne illness could run rampant and chemicals and oil could leak out of damaged storage facilities as a result of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that ripped apart Haiti on Jan. 12.
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Thursday, December 31,2009

New world water

By EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for awhile to rid the smell of the chlorine. But that just gets rid of the smell, perhaps, not the chlorine?
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Thursday, December 17,2009

Keep saving the whales

By EarthTalk
What is the current status of whales? How effective is the International Whaling Commission, and which countries are involved in illegal whaling?
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Thursday, December 10,2009

Breathing and biking

By EarthTalk
I ride my bike to work along busy urban streets. Should I be worried about inhaling pollutants from vehicle emissions and other sources?
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Wednesday, November 25,2009

Green threads

By EarthTalk
Can you enlighten on the environmental impact of the fashion industry? As I understand it, the industry overall is no friend to the environment.
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Thursday, November 5,2009

Beyond the Prius

By EarthTalk
Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting-edge green-friendly cars like the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us — who live in the budget-constrained real world — to do about buying a new car that does right by the environment?
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Thursday, October 22,2009

Geothermal energy explained

By EarthTalk
The term "geothermal" is derived from the Greek words for Earth (geo) and heat (therme). In essence geothermal energy is power harnessed from the Earth itself. Heat from the Earth's core, which averages about 6,650 degrees Fahrenheit, emanates out toward the planet's surface.
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Thursday, September 17,2009

Green nonprofits ailing?

By EarthTalk
Is it true that environmental nonprofits have been hit hard by the economic downturn, and has this had an impact on their effectiveness?
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